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Liberal MP for Don Valley West (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 54% of the vote.

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the seventh report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security concerning ...

Posted on Twitter Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help create summer jobs for students. Employers can apply online until Jan.17!https://t.co/jSpLt9T8GU

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Wrapping up: #SECU Committee on Retention of Data by #CSIS. https://t.co/hvtUspALuj

Posted on Twitter New search and rescue aircraft will strengthen operations, save lives of Canadians, and provide middle-class jobs. https://t.co/QSMLE51Kjj

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Interparliamentary Delegations Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1) I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association ...

Posted on Twitter The Bayview Pixies have been at it again outside my constituency office! It's starting to look a lot like the holid… https://t.co/6VAdsj9bMI

Posted on Twitter Deeply saddened by news of the #PK661 plane crash in #Pakistan today. My thoughts & prayers are with the family and friends of the deceased.

Posted on Twitter Funding the National Indigenous Guardians Network would be a significant step towards empowering Indigenous people. https://t.co/kZPvod4kf7

This week

Voted No on Vote #175 on Bill C-228 Amend the Fisheries Act (closed containment aquaculture)

Voted No on Vote #174 on Bill C-245 Concerning the development of a national poverty reduction strategy in Canada

Voted Yes on Vote #173 on Bill C-29 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Voted Yes on Vote #172 on Bill C-29 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Voted No on Vote #171 on Bill C-29 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the minister for his remarks. It is wonderful as a member of the government caucus to stand and listen to ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-22 Good afternoon. I call to order the 46th meeting of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security for the consideration of Bill C-22, An ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-233 You, as members of this committee, have the chance to do the same thing we are modelling for you today, which is to work collaboratively to ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill S-201 Thank you, Mr. Chair. I will begin the presentation. Thank you, Mr. Chair and all the members of the committee, for this opportunity to appear before ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to address the House today and to speak on the issue of the implementation of the budgetary plan that this ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have the privilege and honour today to present a petition from citizens of Canada, many from my riding of Don Valley West, who ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on St. Monica Catholic School Mr. Speaker, this year St. Monica Catholic School is celebrating 100 years of providing superb Catholic education in midtown Toronto. Since its founding in 1916, through ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-22 Thank you, Deputy. I hope you see our committee as effective, and now magnanimous as well. I don't want the committee to move for a minute. ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo for her rather newfound commitment on this issue. I want to ask her very specifically about ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Genetic Non-Discrimination Act Mr. Speaker, I want to do two things in these closing minutes, and the first is to thank colleagues from both sides of the House for ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Canada's National Security Framework I'm rusty at this. It's kind of fun. Thank you for your work, and because Mr. Karanicolas is here, I want to spend a bit of ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Canada's National Security Framework Good evening. Welcome to the 38th meeting of the Standing Committee of Public Safety and National Security of the 42nd Parliament. I want to welcome members ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Canada's National Security Framework Bonsoir. Good evening. Welcome to this meeting of the public safety and national security committee. This is the 36th meeting of the Committee. We are continuing ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Canada's National Security Framework I call this meeting to order. This is the 33rd meeting of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, convened to do a study ...

Mentioned by OHS Canada Government committee calls for research on PTSD in first responders Chaired by Rob Oliphant, Liberal MP for the Don Valley West riding in Toronto, the committee published a 50-page report detailing its own research and recommendations on Oct. 4. The report, titled Healthy Minds, Safe Communities: Supporting Our Public ...

Mentioned by The Daily Courier (subscription) MPs want centre for first-responder trauma MP Matthew Dube, left to right, MP Pam Damoff, MP Rob Oliphant, and MP Larry Miller, of the Commons public safety committee release a report on its study of operational stress injuries and post-traumatic disorder in public safety officers and first ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com Don Valley West MP Rob Oliphant holds electoral reform town hall meetings Don Valley West MP Rob Oliphant will host a series of town hall meetings focused on electoral reforms. The meetings will be held: • Sunday, Sept. 18, Temple Emanu-El, 120 Old Colony Rd., from 2 to 4 p.m., with special guest Ajax MP Mark Holland, ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) In wake of Orlando gay nightclub attack, openly gay Grit MP says there's still prejudice in Liberal caucus Openly gay Liberal MP Rob Oliphant says, despite having many allies in his caucus, there are still people there with a “love the sinner but hate the sin” attitude when it comes to LGBTQ rights. In an interview with The Hill Times, the MP for Don Valley ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) In wake of Orlando gay nightclub attack, openly gay Grit MP says there's still prejudice in Liberal caucus Openly gay Liberal MP Rob Oliphant says, despite having many allies in his caucus, there are still people there with a “love the sinner but hate the sin” attitude when it comes to LGBTQ rights. In an interview with The Hill Times, the MP for Don Valley ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) In wake of Orlando gay nightclub attack, openly gay Grit MP says there's still prejudice in Liberal caucus Openly gay Liberal MP Rob Oliphant says, despite having many allies in his caucus, there are still people there with a “love the sinner but hate the sin” attitude when it comes to LGBTQ rights. In an interview with The Hill Times, the MP for Don Valley ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-607 An Act to establish the office of the Veterans' Ombudsman

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-533 An Act respecting a Srebrenica Remembrance Day